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24th Sep '15 9:46:03 AM StFan
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*** Note the Re-Entry Pack that Noble Six has been wearing since leaving the Saber. It is designed to allow a single individual to survive orbital re-entry, functioning as a combination heat-shield and parachute. ''ComicBook/HaloGraphicNovel'' short-story "Armor Testing" shows one of these in use. Also, note that at the begining of that level, when Jorge jumps out of a Falcon, you can see it rocking back and forth a bit as it corrects for his considerable weight being removed out one side.
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*** Note the Re-Entry Pack that Noble Six has been wearing since leaving the Saber. It is designed to allow a single individual to survive orbital re-entry, functioning as a combination heat-shield and parachute. ''ComicBook/HaloGraphicNovel'' ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' short-story "Armor Testing" shows one of these in use. Also, note that at the begining of that level, when Jorge jumps out of a Falcon, you can see it rocking back and forth a bit as it corrects for his considerable weight being removed out one side.
25th May '15 10:16:08 AM Inertial_mass
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** ''The Fall of Reach'' mentions around the middle that they were working on a 'second-generation' of [=SPARTAN-IIs=] after Master Chief and the rest were completed, but for one reason or another it never really took off, likely due to Halsey's extremely picky selection process and the arrival of the Covenant. She probably assumed Nobel Team ''was'' that second generation, made with her being deliberately kept out of the loop, with them being more of a 'mass produced' model vs her 'hand-made' models.
16th May '15 9:01:06 PM nombretomado
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*** Note the Re-Entry Pack that Noble Six has been wearing since leaving the Saber. It is designed to allow a single individual to survive orbital re-entry, functioning as a combination heat-shield and parachute. ''TheHaloGraphicNovel'' short-story "Armor Testing" shows one of these in use. Also, note that at the begining of that level, when Jorge jumps out of a Falcon, you can see it rocking back and forth a bit as it corrects for his considerable weight being removed out one side.
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*** Note the Re-Entry Pack that Noble Six has been wearing since leaving the Saber. It is designed to allow a single individual to survive orbital re-entry, functioning as a combination heat-shield and parachute. ''TheHaloGraphicNovel'' ''ComicBook/HaloGraphicNovel'' short-story "Armor Testing" shows one of these in use. Also, note that at the begining of that level, when Jorge jumps out of a Falcon, you can see it rocking back and forth a bit as it corrects for his considerable weight being removed out one side.
16th May '15 8:37:10 PM nombretomado
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** The only way to fix the timeline and other continuity snarls is to assume that the Pillar Of Autumn was part of the 60% of the fleet redirected to Reach that Carter mentioned at the beginning of Long Night of Solace. Then assume that the battle depicted in {{The Fall of Reach}} was much more drawn out and the Autumn also made a planet landing in between attack waves, maybe Master Chief met Keyes there after his Circumference mission. As for the snarls, the biggest one was that the only mention of the Super MAC's was destroying the Corvette that was harassing Sword Base (pointing at Reach), while the book had them form an impenetrable wall of MAC rounds that protected the planet in the first place. The original battle was apparently a common tactic for the Covenant, scorch and burn from orbit. The game changed that and included a reason why the Covenant didn't just do an orbital glassing, [[spoiler: the Forerunner artifact.]] All in all, the game presents a battle that was far more nuanced and realistic, as even outnumbered it makes sense that Reach would be a highly drawn out battle.
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** The only way to fix the timeline and other continuity snarls is to assume that the Pillar Of Autumn was part of the 60% of the fleet redirected to Reach that Carter mentioned at the beginning of Long Night of Solace. Then assume that the battle depicted in {{The Fall of Reach}} ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' was much more drawn out and the Autumn also made a planet landing in between attack waves, maybe Master Chief met Keyes there after his Circumference mission. As for the snarls, the biggest one was that the only mention of the Super MAC's was destroying the Corvette that was harassing Sword Base (pointing at Reach), while the book had them form an impenetrable wall of MAC rounds that protected the planet in the first place. The original battle was apparently a common tactic for the Covenant, scorch and burn from orbit. The game changed that and included a reason why the Covenant didn't just do an orbital glassing, [[spoiler: the Forerunner artifact.]] All in all, the game presents a battle that was far more nuanced and realistic, as even outnumbered it makes sense that Reach would be a highly drawn out battle.
16th May '15 6:25:22 PM nombretomado
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*** OP: The barrel length is probably it, then. They're both stated to use the NATO-standard 7.62x51 mm round (again, aside from the graphics flub which makes the DMR eject BR casings). As for your other point, the [[HaloCombatEvolved original pistol]] ''does'' use high-explosive rounds...
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*** OP: The barrel length is probably it, then. They're both stated to use the NATO-standard 7.62x51 mm round (again, aside from the graphics flub which makes the DMR eject BR casings). As for your other point, the [[HaloCombatEvolved [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved original pistol]] ''does'' use high-explosive rounds...
6th Jan '15 8:20:41 AM hunter139
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** If you look closely you can see the disk in the tube, so it wouldn't really be difficult to move. Besides, Cortana is software, so she can fit on any storage device that has enough space for her. Noble Six and the tube were acting as armored carriers for her in order to get her safely to the Autumn.
12th Dec '14 1:46:06 PM WillKeaton
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* In the last few levels of Reach you have to deliver "the package" to the ''Pillar of Autumn.'' The package is a large purple tube containing the A.I. Cortana. However in the original ''Halo'' Cortana is on a tiny little disk that plugs into the back of Master Chief's helmet, and that occurred only about 19 days after ''Reach.'' What's the reason for the change?
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* In the last few levels of Reach you have to deliver "the package" to the ''Pillar of Autumn.'' The package is a large purple tube containing the A.I. Cortana. However in the original ''Halo'' Cortana is on a tiny little disk that plugs into the back of Master Chief's helmet, and that occurred only about 19 days after ''Reach.'' What's the reason for the change?How were they able to move Cortana from such a big tube onto such a small disk?
12th Dec '14 1:37:02 PM WillKeaton
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* In the last few levels of Reach you have to deliver "the package" to the ''Pillar of Autumn.'' The package is a large purple tube containing the A.I. Cortana. However in the original ''Halo'' Cortana is on a tiny little disk that plugs into the back of Master Chief's helmet. Why the change?
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* In the last few levels of Reach you have to deliver "the package" to the ''Pillar of Autumn.'' The package is a large purple tube containing the A.I. Cortana. However in the original ''Halo'' Cortana is on a tiny little disk that plugs into the back of Master Chief's helmet. Why helmet, and that occurred only about 19 days after ''Reach.'' What's the reason for the change?
12th Dec '14 12:54:53 PM WillKeaton
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[[folder: Cortana: A big glass tube?]] * In the last few levels of Reach you have to deliver "the package" to the ''Pillar of Autumn.'' The package is a large purple tube containing the A.I. Cortana. However in the original ''Halo'' Cortana is on a tiny little disk that plugs into the back of Master Chief's helmet. Why the change? [[/folder]]
7th Jul '14 11:48:34 AM hunter139
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** Given some of the information from the Forerunner trilogy, the Forerunners were capable of cloaking their ships like that (and Forerunner vessels are massive, the Keyship and Covenant supercarriers are fairly small compared to the biggest vessels the Forerunners were capable of fielding). As for the gravitational disturbance, I'm not sure if this has any effect or not, but Reach is bigger than Earth so any gravitational distortion could have been harder to spot. And finally as mentioned, ONI was quite aware of it, and the distortion was noticed, so an all-out attack was ordered and the supercarrier was destroyed before ONI could get their hands on it.
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